Milan, 15 April 2016. Nautica Italiana announced the entry of another 11 brands, which brings the total number of members to 61 from the initial 25 founding members: significant growth in just over seven months since its official presentation.
Confidence thus continues to build in the Association affiliated with Fondazione Altagamma and grouping together high-end Italian companies from the entire sector – Industry, Services and Territories – and that has further increased its representation of the sector through the addition of the new brands.
The 11 new high-end brands that joined Nautica Italiana are: Alfa Servizi Nautici, All Services, E-Nav, Italwinch, LG Anvera, Marina Cala de’ Medici, Marina di Portofino, Naval Tecno Sud, Optima Marine, Promotech and Videoworks, which add to the services, accessories and marinas segments, in which – as in shipbuilding – Italian companies are renowned for their excellence at the international level.
“We are proud to welcome another eleven brands, and further new membership applications are already being reviewed by the Board. The constant interest and confidence in the sector are confirmation of the strength of our strategic project, Nautica 365. For all of us, it is further encouragement to continue in this direction in pursuit of our mission of developing a sector of which Italy is the undisputed leader,” commented Lamberto Tacoli, Chairman of Nautica Italiana.
The admission of these new members further consolidates Nautica Italiana’s position in terms of overall turnover, which now accounts for more than 60% of total Italian nautical production turnover, and more than 80% of Italian shipyard turnover.
Also significant is the percentage of exports represented by Nautica Italiana members, which in the shipbuilding sector exceeds 95%.
Nautica Italiana’s eleven new members
Alfa Servizi Nautici
Alfa Servizi Nautici was founded in 2015 through the acquisition of the business unit of the former Baglietto Shipyards. Based at the Varazze Tourist Port, it is a top-tier shipyard occupying 19,000 m² and fitted with cutting-edge equipment, including a new 400-tonne travel lift for the hauling and launching of vessels up to 45 metres.
The shipyards offer refitting and maintenance services for sail and powered crafts, mechanical assistance, engine repair, wood-, aluminium- and steel-working and painting.
For small boats, Alfa Servizi Nautici is developing a storage area with multiple-tier structures intended to house vessels up to 10 metres in length.
All Services, founded by Alessandro Sartore in 1980, specialises in comprehensive services and assistance for the super-yacht sector.
Thanks to a team of 30 professionals based out of its Sanremo headquarters and the entire Ligurian Riviera, in addition to the 14 directly operated offices located in strategic sites for super-yacht destinations, All Services provides complete assistance and tailored service to captains, owners and crew, across the Mediterranean and Northern Europe: from port bookings to nautical document clearance (documents, permits and customs), rentals of limousines, helicopters and private jets, restocking and refuelling, event organisation, technical assistance and spare parts.
E-Nav was founded in 2007: the result of the entrepreneurial spirit and long professional experience of Manlio Amaducci in installing ship electronics systems, navigation and telecommunication devices and entertainment/infotech systems.
E-Nav, thanks to its experience in both refitting for private customers and shipbuilding, can offer not only equipment and spare parts, but also support with design, construction and configuration of ship electronics systems, in particular in the fields of satellite telecommunications, security with thermal imaging and CCTV and infotainment systems.
LG was established in 2002 at the initiative of Luca Ferrari, as a company specialised in composite material processing and other services for the nautical industry. The company leverages the experience of Team Italia Offshore, a company created to conduct research and development of extreme technologies. In 2014, Luca Ferrari, together with Giancarlo Galeone and later Gilberto Grassi, decided to make the qualitative leap to LG with two important objectives: becoming a well-established service centre, acting as a hub for know-how and skills and creating niche products which sum up its expertise.
In this way, a working group was re-established, which over the past 20 years has produced historic and successful projects, synonymous with passion for the sea, technical and business skills, but most importantly a strong intuition for trends with the ability to dominate the market.
Anvera is the result of a ten-year experience accrued in competitions, most notably class 1 Offshore, but also in industrial sectors with a high technology content. This craft is not only lightweight, but also exceptionally resistant and safe; it requires complex and technological design, the use of special materials and attention to the smallest details. Moreover, the materials used include hardly any wood. Anvera is built using unidirectional or multiaxial carbon, very thick high-density PVC, and epoxy resin. All these materials are strong, as well as having high resistance to stress and impact.
Mz Electronic was born in Monza in 1993 as a factory operating in the field of electric and electronic accessories for nautical market, it has always been steered into research and development of new high technology products, both for leisure boats and for work and military boats.
In 2008, the experience reached as supplier in windlasses field, is employed to make, with Orvea cooperation, a new mooring line, completely made in Italy, the Italwinch brand.
In 2001 this cooperation lead into the acquisition of Orvea, well known windlass brand established in 1947, allowing the creation or a wide range of products, mostly made in stainless steel, with innovating and high performance features, made in order to meet boat exigencies from 5 to 80 metres length.
After renewing methodologies for windlasses production, optimizing them through specific project solutions and choice of material, Italwinch shares its know-how with clients, especially with production shipyards, in a complete technologic partnership.
The great experience acquired all over the years permitted Italwinch brand to satisfy and even exceed requirements of the different classifications in the world, as for example LRS, BV, ABS, CCS, RINA, RRR, RMRS, and to develop products designed for a continuous and intensive use in marine environment, creating reliable products all over the years.
Italwinch nowadays includes more than 35 categories of products, among horizontal and vertical windlasses, capstans, bow rollers and chain stoppers; a range of electric accessories completes our products; this, joined to the ability of creating “custom” solutions, make of Italwinch a reference point for nautical market, including super yachts market.
Marina Cala de’ Medici
Marina Cala de’ Medici Tourist Port is a cutting-edge facility located on an evocative stretch of the Tuscan coast between Rosignano and Castiglioncello, in the heart of the Etruscan Coast. The port boasts nine piers for docking leisure craft, offering mooring places for a total of 650 boats of eight to 36 metres in length. Moorings intended for vessels in transit are managed by a rotating server.
Cala de’ Medici Port is a complex business with roots in the local community, capable of meeting the needs of a varied group of users: boaters, shoppers, tourist and commercial operators and numerous visitors to the area. Alongside top-tier port services, the lively Borgo Commerciale shopping centre, offering a wide variety of stores, restaurants and bars, in addition to a gym and spa, the Yacht Club, with its frequent regattas and athletic initiatives and the shipyard, providing a full range of services, make Cala de’ Medici Port a preferred destination for visitors and boaters. The Cala de’ Medici Yacht Club was founded in 2004 at the initiative of a group of boating enthusiasts with the aim of promoting sailing and the values of good sportsmanship. Each year, the prestigious Cala de’ Medici sailing club organises regattas, events, evenings and presentations and promotes social gatherings for lovers of the sea, sport and the environment.
Marina Cala de’ Medici was recently awarded MaRINA Excellence Certification, receiving five ship’s wheels, equivalent to the stars given to hotels. Marina Cala de’ Medici thus became the only port in Italy, along with Porto Lotti in La Spezia, to have received this prestigious recognition of the quality of service offered, along with 24 additional pluses for supplementary services dedicated to super- and mega-yachts.
Marina di Portofino
The most famous harbour in the world is set in the middle of a natural promontory formed by the inlet of Portofino Bay and it reaches the small square of the village, with its characteristic restaurants and stores, perfectly integrated into the seaside hamlet.
Marina di Portofino — the sole hospitality facility located in the port of the same name — is open throughout the year and offers 14 mooring places for pleasure boats and super-yachts on the dock, as well as 2 places for mega-yachts in Cannone Bay. The facility meets all of the quality standards required to receive the title of Marina Resort. In view of its almost entirely international traffic, it is fully compliant with the ISPS code, in accordance with applicable legislation.
Naval Tecno Sud
Naval Tecno Sud specialises in designing, building and marketing products for shipyards, and in particular cradles, boat stands, fixed and transportable cradles with motorized trailers, beams, drawn trailers, holds and shelves for storing boats.
In order to make it simpler, more practical, faster and less labour-intensive to put sail- and motor-boats of all tonnages on the ground, Naval Tecno Sud creates, for “CRADLING”, both standard products, which individually have an EC-certified capacity of 50 tonnes, and products for specific needs. Naval Tecno Sud uses only top-quality materials with foundry certificates attesting to product quality, mechanical characteristics and EC certification. On the production side, it collaborates with specialised Italian workshops with 30 years of experience in metalworking that ensure maximum product reliability with multiple certifications.
Optima Marine is an offshoot of Makefast Ltd. — the British brand that since 1978 has been manufacturing nautical accessories and safety components for the world’s foremost yacht builders — dedicated to providing assistance in Italy and the Mediterranean basin.
Makefast Ltd. began to operate directly on the Italian market, with local staff, in 2008. In order to ensure even greater “proximity” to the world’s foremost yacht builders, which it appreciates for their design and the style of their products, in April 2015 Makefast Ltd. decided to found the Italian newco Optima Marine S.r.l.
Based in Imola (Bologna), at the Torre Molini HQ, Optima Marine is located in a geographically strategic position to meet the Italian nautical market’s needs, so as to ensure the best service for its clients.
Optima Marine’s management is made up of industry professionals: Ivano Cobalto, as General Manager, and Filippo Placuzzi, as Technical Director. Both part of the Makefast Ltd. project from the outset, they were kept on to head up this new all-Italian challenge. Optima Marine’s most prestigious clients include the Azimut-Benetti Group, the Ferretti Group, and Dream Line-DL Yachts, in addition to Absolute Yachts, Dominator, Rio Yachts, Permare and Sanlorenzo.
Promotech is a dynamic company that for more than ten years has been operating in the field of integrated lighting, with its own special design philosophy, according to which light is a finishing touch to be applied to furnishings and interiors in a perfectly integrated manner. We partner in designing, building and installing complete custom systems, created to meet specific needs in terms of style, technical requirements and exclusivity. We also offer immersive reality systems, through which we amplify volumes and architecture, shaping the perception of space with the use of special interactive video systems that can be fully integrated into the furnishings.
Videoworks, founded in 1998 by Mauro Pellegrini, has long experience in designing, building and installing innovative audio/video, communication and networking, home automation and entertainment systems.
Videoworks, with a team of 50 professionals, is based in Amsterdam, Ancona, London, Moscow, Viareggio and Milan. At the Videoworks “Officina”, technical staff build racks, wire them up with exacting precision, programme software and run tests and inspections, making for a complete system architecture.
All phases of the process, from the analysis of the customer’s needs, to CAD, design, light and sound engineering, materials logistics and software development, are performed entirely inhouse, without any outsourcing.
Videoworks has received ISO 9001:2008 certification and is a Cisco Premier Partner and Crestron Top Partner.